Daft Punk and Robin Thicke help single sales surge

Single sales in the UK have surged this year largely due to the highly successful songs 'Get Lucky' by Daft Punk and 'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams.

Sales are up by 2.5% on the same period last year and if the trend continues, 2013 could be the biggest year ever for singles in British music history, according to the Official Charts Company.

'Get Lucky' is the top single of the year so far, having sold over a million copies since it was released 10 weeks ago and 'Blurred Lines' has clocked up over 820,000 sales in the last month.

The top five are:

1. 'Get Lucky' by Daft Punk.

2. 'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams.

3. 'Thrift Shop' by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

4. 'Just Give Me A Reason' by Pink.

5. 'Mirrors' by Justin Timberlake.